4-H Youth News

Jimmy Henning will step down as associate dean for extension and director of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service on Feb. 15 to return to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s faculty as an extension forage specialist. Henning has led the extension service since 2007.

“I have wanted to return to the field for some time,” Henning said. “With the renewed emphasis on forage programs as part of the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence and the continued need for the same in Eastern Kentucky, the timing just seems right.”

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 Eight 4-Hers recently got to be a part of history on horseback. A few weeks ago, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell invited the Boone County 4-H Elite Equestrian Drill Team to participate in President Donald Trump’s inauguration parade. Horses have always played a role in the parade since Thomas Jefferson’s second term in 1805.

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